Lucky Leprechaun Slot Review
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Lucky Leprechaun is a fun video slot with a jackpot. It is designed with 5 reels and 30 paylines by the game developer iSoftBet. Based on the Irish tales of the mythical leprechaun, this game offers two bonus features and as many as three progressive jackpots to try your luck on. iSoftBet is known for their creative and fun loving video slots and this is no exception. This game offers payouts of up to 20’000 coins per payline, as well as both free spins and multipliers, with a bet range from 30p up to £7,50 per spin. The only question is, do you have the luck of the Irish?
Theme, characters and environment
Just as you would except, our leprechaun is wearing a green suit and a proper hat, a ginger beard and stripy socks. The design of this game is set against a blue skyline, with a beautiful rainbow over a green field. It is a well-made game that can easily bring a smile to your face. Main characters in this game are:
- The Lucky Leprechaun
- The Leprechaun’s Hat
- A 4-Leaf Clover
- The Lucky Coin (Wild)
Theme and characters
In Irish folklore the leprechaun is a tricky fella that can you bring you a lot of luck and incredible riches, if you manage to get on his good side. When we play this particular video slot game we meet a slightly overweight leprechaun in a complete classic outfit. He also has a temper this leprechaun, and if you aren’t quick enough with your spins, he might whistle at you loudly. In accordance with this theme, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, with three progressive bonuses on stake.
Environment and atmosphere
The atmosphere in this game is light and happy, as is often the case in this type of folklore games. But there is also a lot going on with this leprechaun, so except a lot of action and interesting bonuses. The colours are strong and bright, with letters, numbers and special symbols in purple, red, green, gold, turquoise, orange and green. When you press the red spin button you will be hoping for those Pots of Gold to start stacking up, leading the way to the end of that tempting rainbow.
Symbols and soundtrack
Amongst the symbols in this slot game, it is the four-leaf clover that is the highest paying symbol. If you manage to get five of these in a row, you are rewarded with a generous amount win of 2,000 coins. The Lucky Leprechaun’s hat and the Ace will give you a win of 500 coins. All other play card symbols in this game are worth 100 coins or less if you get a full house. In terms of sound effects, each spin of the real activates a magical xylophone sound that suits this theme very well. It is all about Irish Luck and that is what we want when we play this type of game.
The Lucky Leprechaun is scatter and the Lucky Coin is the Wild symbol, which becomes sticky during the free spins mode. In this game they also have a symbol for the progressive bonuses, which is represented by the Pot of Gold. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols, except from the other two special symbols.
Even if many players agree that Lucky Leprechaun isn’t the most impressive video slot out there in terms of design and storyline, it definitely has a lot to offer in terms of bonus games and attractive prizes, with three progressive jackpots (bronze, silver and gold), a free spins feature, sticky wilds, a scatter and a multiplier as well. Players that are lucky enough to land one of the jackpots have witnessed the generosity of this chubby and magical Lucky Leprechaun.
One of the greatest aspects of this game is that it has two bonus features. The first one is activated when a player gets 5 Pots of Gold on any active payline. In this case the winner is rewarded with one of the game’s progressive jackpots. If you land 5 Pots of Gold, the bronze jackpot can be yours. A total of 6 Pots of Gold gives you a chance at the silver jackpot and with 7 Pots of Gold you could get your hands on the big golden jackpot. It is important to play with the maximum line bet of 5, with a minimum wager of £1.50 per spin, in order to have a chance of winning one of the jackpots.
The second bonus feature activates a bonus game, when a player gets a minimum of three Lucky Leprechaun scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels. In this bonus game a new screen appears with 12 clovers. The player gets to click on three of the clovers to receive an amount of free spins. Then three hats appear, and the player gets to click on one of those hats to choose a multiplier symbol. This multiplier will be applied to all free spins rounds, and if the Lucky Coin appears during the free spins game, it becomes a sticky wild during the rest of the free spins.
In this game it is the Lucky Coin that is the wild symbol, and it will substitute for all other symbols except for the Lucky Leprechaun and the Pot of Gold, which is the symbol for the progressive bonus. If the wild symbol shows up during the free spins bonus game, it becomes a sticky one for the remainder of the free spins.
Progressive Bonus symbols
This is a very special aspect of Lucky Leprechaun from iSoftBet, as there aren’t so many games out there that has a specific symbol for the progressive jackpot bonuses. Get at least 5 of these to have a chance to win one of the desirable progressive jackpots. Bear in mind that you have to be playing at the maximum bet if you want a chance at these jackpots. You can see the current size of the progressive jackpots just above the reels at all times during the game.
Pros and cons of the slot
To sum it all up, Lucky Leprechaun from iSoftBet is an inventive slot game full of interesting features and not just one progressive jackpot, but three of them. It is not the most aesthetically pleasing game that we have ever seen, but it does have a lot going for it. Here function comes before looks, and that can often be a very good thing.
- 3 progressive jackpots
- 2 bonus features
- Free spins feature
- Convenient auto-play option
- Many games on this theme
- Not the best graphics
The leprechaun theme is quite popular in the world of online casinos, so there are a few similar games out there, such as Leprechaun goes Egypt, Charms & Clovers, Leprechaun Legends and Emerald Isle.